Beswick Office Products, a leading South African distributor, announced a joint venture with Fellowes, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of business machines and office products on 13 June. The joint venture to be named Fellowes Beswick has Fellowes acquiring a 49% position in Beswick Office Products. The two companies have been partners since 2009 and have together firmly established the Fellowes brand and products in South Africa. The joint venture sees Fellowes continuing its investment in the developing Southern African region. James Fellowes, chairperson and chief executive officer of Fellowes says he looks forward to developing the partnership with the Beswick organisation offering many new opportunities for growth in the Southern African market.